Frontbench (Frontbencher)

The term 'Frontbencher' is used to describe either a Government minister or Opposition shadow spokesperson. This comes from the seating arrangements in both Houses: the leaders of the Government and the Opposition sit on the frontbenches, with their supporters, or 'backbenchers', sitting behind them.

Further information on this subject can be found from the following links.

Government and Opposition lists

Related glossary term: backbenches (backbencher)

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